Online Program

Braiding Sweetgrass Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants - The Livestream Experience


This summer, join the acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, mother, scientist, and decorated professor Robin Wall Kimmerer for a livestream weekend program. With this renowned teacher as your guide, explore how living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen  Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In this new program, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical,  as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Explore the dominant themes of Braiding Sweetgrass—including the cultivation of a reciprocal relationship with the living world—as Kimmerer circles toward a central practice: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.

NOTE Kripalu is delivering this livestream experience through a third party platform. When you purchase this program, you will be sent to and asked to create an account to complete your purchase and receive further details on accessing the program. All sales are final. All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session. You will have access to the video recording for 30 days after the program ends.


Want to experience this program in person on the Kripalu campus? We are also offering an in-person option for this upcoming program.

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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Shamanism and Indigenous Wisdom


Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

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